Thursday, June 9, 2011

Your Weekly One Hit Wonder!

Mungo Jerry with "Summertime"

Oh, I totally love this song-- and the hair. There's something so cool about the unassuming vibe of 1970. No glitz, just muttonchops and a jug. According to my research, Mungo Jerry made millions on this song.

Unfortunately, he didn't rest on his laurels. Here's Jerry in 2008 with a totally creepy performance.


Alicia Gregoire said...

I love that song, but the 2008 version has left me feeling a little dirty. :(

Travener said...

I'd be interested in knowing what he did for an encore, since he was a one-hit wonder. Just like Don McLean and "American Pie."

Perri said...

Mungo Jerry was actually a group-- though I guess the guy from the 2008 video is the only one left(!) They had a bunch of hits in Britain-- but just the one in the US

Here's one of their other hits:

Totally different sound!